Swanson Automotive – Frequently Asked Questions

At Swanson Automotive in East Haven, we want to make your car service as simple and hassle free as possible. Below are some frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

We are open from 8-5pm Monday through Friday and 8-1pm on Saturday.

You need $20 cash and your car keys. No paperwork is necessary.

The State of CT provides you 60 days in order for you to get your car repaired. If you need to register your car in that time frame you can register it with a failed emissions test because you are in compliance with the state. Once your car is repaired you have a free retest at any emissions facility within those 60 days.

Yes, our technicians are certified to repair emission failures.

Yes, we always recommend that your car get a safety check before winter and before summer.

You should have your oil changed every 3000 for regular oil and every 6000 for synthetic oil.

There is a squeal indicator on every brake pad to warn you that you have only 10% left and they need to be changed.

No, we do not.

Yes, you can buy your own parts but there is no warranty on those parts. There is only a warranty on parts that we purchase.

Swanson Automotive


434 Short Beach Rd.
East Haven, CT 06512


  • Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday Closed